May 21, 2018
Rookie Tops Huge Class
JERSEY CITY, NJ — The Carl Spackler Open has signed a bunch of rookies to compete in 2018 major championship. One of the most skilled is Dan Patterson from Jersey City, NJ. He signed in November and leads the rookie class with a +4.17 stroke handicap.
"Dan has tremendous success at the regional level," noted local Brian Long. "He can hit the ball as good as anyone, but tournament conditions and looking forward to seeing his ability off familiar property."
Pat Boland reading from a scouting report added, "Patterson has shown great ball control for several years. Combined with his mental toughness, he has the ability to shoot in the mid-70's on familiar turf. He adds great depth to a large group of very good golfers."
Dan Patterson is part of a rookie class 19 golfers from 9 different states.
"I have always wanted to participate in the legend of the Carl Spackler Open," says Patterson from the local golf range in New Jersey. "I am looking forward to the opportunity to bring home a Golden Jacket to the state of Jersey and the parade that would likely follow."
Dan Patterson is one of very few players who is not scheduled to receive a single point for double bogey. The other rookie is Charles Broaddus. Although things can and do change everyday, Dan is presently expected to receive 2 points for bogey, 3 points for par, and 7 points for birdie.
"I still need to talk to Brewster about the morning runs," says Patterson. "I think it would be a great idea join Brewster for his morning run. A few miles starting at 5:33 would get the muscles awake and burn off that beer fat."
Another exciting rookie on the roster comes from Russell, PA. The mullet wearing Sam Pusateri has been preparing for a punishing tournament course at the local Blueberry Hill golf course. "Its exciting to become relevant in golf," said Pusateri boasting his +22 handicap. "To think Russell could be home to a major champion is pretty special. The pride that I would feel to be a local hero would be a dream come true. To be a household name in Warren County, possible endorser of businesses, and likely free meals at local restaurants are pinch me moments."
The 2018 Carl Spackler Open will hold its practice round on Wedneaday, June 6. The round will tee as a dual tee and be the first glimpse of the punishing Moorland course at Legends Resort.